Hillman Foundation Announces Third Round of Innovations in Care Program

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation announces the third round of funding for the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, a multi-year effort intended to enhance and expand nursing-driven models of care that benefit vulnerable populations.   Read More


Hillman Foundation Grants the Nurse-Family Partnership® $600,000 to Scale Its Evidence-Based Program, Link to Medicaid Managed Care

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation announced a three-year $600,000 grant award to the Nurse-Family Partnership┬« (NFP) National Service Office to expand its maternal and early childhood health program that provides nurse home visiting services to vulnerable first-time mothers and their children living in poverty across the United States.   Read More


Nursing-Driven Innovation
Improving Lives

Nurses stand at the eye of the storm that is our current health-care crisis. It is a unique vantage, demanding an intimacy not only with the difficulties—and rewards—of hands-on patient care, but with the challenges presented to patients and their caregivers by economic uncertainty and irresolute public policy. 

In response, nurses are leading innovative efforts to improve care in hospitals, homes, clinics and communities—wherever patients are in need.

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation cultivates nurse leaders, supports nursing research and innovations, and disseminates new models of care—all critical to transforming our health-care system into one that is more patient-centered, accessible, equitable, and affordable; one that delivers the high-quality care patients need and deserve.

Learn more about the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation and our approach to nursing-driven innovation.



A Great Start

Kaitlin Best is using her Hillman Scholarship in Nursing Innovation to launch a career devoted to improving care in pediatric intensive care.

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Transitioning to better care

A Hillman grant is helping Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, and her research team at Penn test a new medical home model with a special emphasis on care transitions.

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